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“The Ensigns of Command”

Episode Number50 (3.02)
Production Number149
Season3
Stardate43133.4
Original Airdate02-Oct-1989
TeleplayMelinda M. Snodgrass
DirectorCliff Bole
Data tries to convince the colonists to evacuate
Synopsis

Data must convince reluctant colonists to evacuate the planet Tau Cygna V they settled on within four days, or the entire population will be annihilated by the Sheliak, who own that planet by Federation treaty.

Guest Cast

Eileen Seeley (Ard'rian McKenzie)
Mark L. Taylor (Haritath)
Richard Allen (Kentor)
Grainger Hines (Gosheven)
Colm Meaney (Chief O'Brien)
Mart McChesney (Sheliak)

Notes
  • This episode was produced before "Evolution" but aired afterwards, hence the out-of-order production numbers.
  • Mart McChesney also played Armus in "Skin of Evil".
  • Gosheven's voice was dubbed over by another actor and Grainger Hines asked that his name be removed from the credits.
  • The shuttle Onizuka is named for Ellison Onizuka, one of the Challenger astronauts who died in the 1986 accident.